Maple & Bourbon Ribs

Here’s some low and slow ribs that combine the sweet flavor of maple with bourbon to create an amazing and unforgettable rack of ribs.

Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 mins



  • 2 racks of St. Louis style ribs
  • 1 bottle of  BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of bourbon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups seasoning (see below)

For the seasoning, use:

  • 1 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder


  • Using natural lump charcoal, get it started in your charcoal chimney
  • Soak a hand full of  Charcoal Apple Wood Smoking Chips in some water for 10-15 minutes
  • Combine seasoning ingredients
  • Peel off the membrane on the bony side of the ribs
  • Using the rub, season the ribs liberally on both sides
  • Move your charcoal to one side of grill and place wood chips on top
  • Place ribs on opposite cold side of grill over indirect heat and let them smoke at ~225 to 250 Fahrenheit for 3 hours. You’ll need to regularly watch the temperature and add more charcoal and wood chips as needed
  • Pull ribs off grill and place inside tin foil
  • Glaze both sides of the ribs with  your bbq sauce, maple syrup & bourbon
  • Wrap them with foil and place back on the grill for another 2.5 hours at the same temperature
  • Remove from grill and allow to cool for several minutes
  • Pull ribs off and try to stay clean enjoying them!